[Monterey County Counsel Charles] McKee said the settlement allows the county to save millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions of dollars, in plaintiffs’ attorneys fees and legal costs at a time when the county is facing a $36 million budget deficit, while also remaining free to defend the fracking ban, which he called the “main principle” of the Measure Z initiative as evidenced by campaign signs and other materials.

Source: California Water News feed

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